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Portrait Medallion of Horatio Viscount Nelson (1758-1805): MAR.C.18-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Portrait Medallion of Horatio Viscount Nelson (1758-1805)

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood & Byerley
Modeler: De Vaere, John

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Description

Jasper, white with dark blue wash on both sides, and greyish- white relief. Oval, with bust portrait of Horatio, Viscount Nelson in profile to left, one-armed, and wearing the star and sash of a Knight of the Bath. On the reverse there are two large circular holes.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.2 cm
Width: 8.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1798 - 1810

Note

The medallion modelled by John de Vaere shows Nelson after he had lost his arm, and wearing the star and sash of a Knight of the Bath which he was granted in 1797. The mould, and original wax with de Vaere’s receipt for £2.15s.0d. dated 9 November 1798 are at the Wedgwood Museum, Barlas¬ton. He modelled Nelson as part of a set of Admirals; the others were Duncan, Howe and St Vincent.

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Relief

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 7/6
  • Location: On the reverse
  • Method of creation: In pencil
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.18-1912
Primary reference Number: 11359
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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